Design And Technology Institute signs MoU with Takoradi Technical University to modernize workshop to improve TVET teaching
The Design and Technology Institute (DTI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Takoradi Technical University (TTU) to strengthen the implementation of the Precision Quality (PQ) training program with a view to improving the delivery of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). in Ghana.
DTI also upgraded and handed over a state-of-the-art TVET workshop equipped with state-of-the-art precision hand tools to Takoradi Technical University, as part of the MoU.
The MoU with Takoradi Technical University is part of DTI’s collaborative strategy to work with stakeholders to achieve the project goal “Transforming Youth TVET Livelihoods for Youths”. sustainable jobs ”in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s“ Youth Work Strategy in Africa ”, which aims to enable three million young people, especially women, to access worthy and rewarding work opportunities here 2030.
The three-year project aims to create 40,000 direct and indirect job opportunities for young people, especially young women, through TVET.
Under this project, DTI will recruit and train 1,000 young people in precision manufacturing and job preparation, improve the skills and working practices of 5,000 master craftsmen and 1,000 SMEs through the Precision Quality (PQ) training.
5,000 students and 100 instructors at selected TVET universities will also benefit from the training program which will benefit many young apprentices in commerce and business.
DTI presented the Precision Quality (PQ) program to policymakers, academics and key industry players at a conference in Accra on February 11, 2021.
At the conference, stakeholders agreed that precision quality will be the key to improving the skills and work of master craftspeople and craftspeople to meet global industry standards.
A training of trainers workshop (ToT) was also organized from March 29 to April 2 for 12 academic and business level advisers from Ho, Kumasi and Accra.
The workshop equipped participants with the requisite precision quality knowledge and skills ahead of the PQ training program for Mastercraft people, SMEs and students at select TVET universities.
Ho Technical University then signed a memorandum of understanding with DTI on April 29, 2021 to serve as the first model and demonstration center to implement the precision quality program.
The University has since integrated the study program into university studies.
DTI, as part of its engagement in the partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, unveiled Takoradi Technical University as the second model and demonstration center to roll out the implementation of the Precision Quality program.
This initiative will be extended to other TVET institutions in the coming years.
The PQ training program has been developed by industry players and certified by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) for introduction into academic studies at technical universities.
DTI President and CEO (CEO) and Founder Ms. Constance Elizabeth Swaniker said “the PQ program will help position and equip young people with the skills needed to create value and secure better jobs in the future. . Handing over the program to the University is therefore a major step in ensuring that we maintain the same level of standards in the delivery of TVET education across the country ”.
“At DTI, we are working with stakeholders to nurture and develop the next generation of human capital to champion Ghana’s economic growth by adhering to industry standards,” Ms. Swaniker added.
The Vice-Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Reverend Prof. Frank Eshun was very happy with the collaboration with the Design and Technology Institute (DTI).
“In fact, TTU sees this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as an essential part of our vision to become a center of excellence in technical and vocational education both in Ghana and in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. he declares.
“I firmly believe that this MoU will go a long way in solving the problem of precision quality that our manufacturing industry faces today when it comes to international quality standards. I also believe that this partnership will offer employment opportunities to our students and make them competitive in the world of work, ”he added.
Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, who was the guest of honor, welcomed DTI to the region and instructed the University to leverage the partnership to train the next generation of human capital to the country.
“The partnership with the Design and Technology Institute is a game-changer for young people who are training at the University. I hope this unlocks the skills needed by the myriad private sector companies to build wealth for Ghana. “
Academically-wide advisers (ASAs) and trained instructors will train students extensively in precision quality to ensure they acquire relevant industry skills and adhere to global industry standards when they graduate to enter the workforce.
The PQ program consists of five training modules, namely Change to Grow, Process Integration, People and Team Development, Health and Safety in Workplace and Managing Quality and Customer Relations.